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5 charges for organ trafficking in Kosovo

5 people were charged on Friday in Pristina with trafficking in human organs, organized crime and illegal practice of medicine by the Special Prosecutor of Kosovo. The people charged, including 4 doctors, all worked at a higher level in the Ministry of Health, confirms the European “Rule of Law” mission (EULEX Kosovo). These charges are linked to a case of international organ trafficking from the Medicus clinic in 2008 which involved “donors” and recipients of different nationalities. Among the prized organs, the kidneys.

The investigation was initiated in November 2008 by UNMIK and Kosovo police and continued by European police officers from Eulex under the direction of the special prosecutor. European judges have been appointed to decide this case. 

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).